1. LOOK OVER THE SELECTION OF CATS. Foster parents or our adoption volunteers can provide information about the cat’s personality, health, special needs, etc.
2. IF YOU DO NOT FIND WHAT YOU WANT, PLEASE ASK. Limited space prohibits our showing the complete selection of wonderful cats we have available.
3. VISIT WITH ALL THE CATS YOU’RE INTERESTED IN. Don’t limit yourself to certain colors, genders or ages if you can help it. Personality is the most important thing to match! Find the cat that is the right fit for you and your family.
3 . COMPLETE AN APPLICATION. This gives us information and reminds you of responsibilities you may not have considered regarding pet ownership. A volunteer will review your form. All Applications must be signed.
4 . REVIEW OF APPLICATION BY Adoption Counselor. If the questionnaire and interview results are positive and approved by one of the rescue organization’s Directors.... THEN :
5. COMPLETE THE CONTRACT AND PAY, receive the adoption packet, including the cat’s medical information and sample food. Kitty City Kansas can only accept checks and cash.
6 . TAKE YOUR NEW COMPANION HOME. We do require all cats go home in a carrier of some sort. You can bring your own, or you can purchase a cardboard box from us.
Our Primary Consideration in ALL Pet Placement Decisions is the PET !
Most of our pets have had a hard life and many have special needs (such as food, attention, time, training, security, etc.). We appreciate your understanding how much effort goes into the placement decision. In most cases, considerable work, love and money are expended to rehabilitate these cats/kittens. After this considerable investment, it is understandable that we really try hard for a good “fit”
Please keep in mind that not everyone who applies will get a pet.
This has more to do with the pet than with the applicant.
However, every application will be considered, and is deeply appreciated!
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE OR CANCEL THE ADOPTION AT ANY TIME DURING THE ADOPTION PROCEDURE.
WE WANT YOU TO CONSIDER THE SERIOUS RESPONSIBILITY OF PET OWNERSHIP: Do you have the time to give a kitten the consistent and gentle discipline it needs? Would unexpected vet bills put a financial hardship on you or your family?
Have you thought about how future changes in you life will affect your pet’s life? The average life expectancy for a cat is 15 years. Are you ready to make these kinds of commitments?
WHERE DO OUR CATS COME FROM?
Our cats and kittens come from a variety of sources, but primarily from regional kill shelters. These animals are at high risk of being euthanized due to time and space constraints. We also accept a limited number of cats and kittens from the public, working with them to get their animals spayed to prevent further unwanted litters. Because of our policy to always accept the return of any previously placed animal if it cannot be kept by its adoptive family for any reason, we sometimes have these cats available again for adoption.
WHY DO WE ASK FOR A DONATION?
Kitty City Kansas depends on your donations to pay medical expenses and to provide care for our rescued animals. Everyone involved in Kitty City Kansas (including Board members) works on a strictly volunteer basis. Also, we believe that collecting a donation keeps our animals from falling into the hands of those who obtain “free” animals in order to sell them to research labs or use them for other abusive purposes.
Kitty City Kansas would never knowingly place a sick pet. However, bringing any new animal into your home always involves some small risk. It is your responsibility to be aware of the risks and to take the necessary precautions. All pets placed by Kitty City Kansas are, to the best of our knowledge, in good health. We do, however, recommend you have the pet examined by a veterinarian.
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